President Gamal Abdul Nasser with future editor of Assafir newspaper, Talal Salman - 1961

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Talal Salman, a seasoned Lebanese journalist, was at the time working for al-Hawadeth Magazine. He established Assafir in 1974. Standing between them is Minister of Interior in the United Arab Republic, Abdul Hamid al-Sarraj.